Springfield, Mass. - January 21, 2017 - Despite a series of first-place performances, the Springfield College men's swimming and diving team fell to Babson College, 151-146.
Junior Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.) led the Pride in impressive fashion, as he produced three first-place finishes on the day. Parsons was victorious in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast, and 200 IM, with times of 1:00.21, 2:18.00, and 2:00.95, respectively.
Junior Austin Von Heeringen (Germantown, Md.) also had strong performances on the afternoon, as he finished first overall in the 200 Free with a time of 1:48.88. He continued to find success as he won the 200 Back in 2:03.74, and came in second in the 500 Free with a 4:57.08.
In the 100 Back, Sean Harnish (Middlebury, Conn.) touched the wall in 55.97, earning him first-place. Harnish also raced to second in the 100 Fly with a time of 54.97.
The 200 Relay team of Von Heeringen, Parsons, Harnish, and Tim DeCoste (Greenville, R.I.) was just edged out by Babson, as they captured second with a 1:39.87.
In the diving events, Nicholas Sullivan (Wrentham, Mass.) came in first on the three-meter board with a score of 2:41.58. He was followed by Valmore Stewart (Windsor, Conn.), who finished second with a score of 201.68. Stewart was later victorious on the one-meter board, with a score of 262.12. Brian Laukaitis (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) earned second-place with a score of 179.40.
Up next, the Pride will tavel to Middlebury College to take part in the two-day Middlebury invitational, starting on January 27.